Nick Smith sets up Official Visit to NC State

The Pack continues to entertain some of the top talent in the nation. StateFans has learned that Nick Smith has set up an official visit and will head Raleigh the first weekend in November.

NC State will host not only Virginia on November 1st, but will also have Ohio defensive lineman Nick Smith in town for an official visit. StateFans caught up with the big and versatile Smith (6'6" 285) to chat about his upcoming visit to Raleigh.

The Wolfpack wasted very little time in extending an offer to Nick Smith after receiving tape on him last week. According to Smith, the offer from the Pack came soon after. "They offered me. My coach sent film this past week because they had heard a lot about me. Coach Berry called me and he just wanted to let me know that I had a scholarship."

The high speed recruitment of Smith has rendered an official visit during the first weekend in November. "I am taking my official visit there next weekend. So I will be down there Friday, Saturday and Sunday. I'll be seeing them play Virginia."

Smith's interest in the Pack is spurred by the Pack's tradition and coaching staff. "It's a great program with a great tradition. Coach Amato is a good guy I guess. I just want to go there and check it out and meet all the coaches and see if I like it."

Nick will look things over in Raleigh when he arrives for his official visit. "I want to look to see how good their facilities are. I want see if I can fit in well with my personality and everything. So we will see."

Ohio State, Pittsburg, USC (Gamecocks), Kentucky, Michigan State are some of the other schools that has Nick's interest. He is scheduled to visit Columbia for a South Carolina visit on the 22nd of November.

If Ohio State offers, the Buckeyes could be hard to beat for Smith. In an September interview, Smith stated his affection for OSU. "Ohio State is my dream school. The possibility of getting an offer is keeping me up at night."

According to the interview, Nick has started going to the Ohio State games regularly and plans to continue.

Glenoak High School currently has a record of 5-4. "We are not bad. We are 5-4. I am playing nose guard, but I will probably play DE in college. I have 50 tackles on the year, 4 sacks, 10 hurries. I am having a pretty good year."

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